Columbia Union rides streaky batting past Gallaudet in doubleheader action
WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Bison softball team continued its season after a week-long hiatus for spring break against Columbia Union. The visitors took both games, 11-1, 23-9.
To date, Schmidt tops the Bison batting list with a .516 average, producing 16 hits in 31 at bats. Catcher Kallie Williams has a .469 average from 15 hits in 32 trips to the plate. Four Bison are at .400 or better (the other two are Amanda Smith and Caitlin Mosholder), with five others at .300 or stronger.
Colleen Tighe, who struck out three batters over five innings of work, has pushed her total strikeouts on the season to 42, with a 5.63 ERA to top the Bison. The loss in the first game today gave her a 2-5 record.
Gallaudet jumped ahead to a 5-1 lead off RBI doubles by Williams and Schmidt in the first two innings. Columbia Union then answered with a nine-run third inning off hot bats and keeping the bases loaded until a ground-out ended the inning.
The Bison would score again in the fourth, bringing in another three runs off RBIs by Mosholder and Colleen Caverly. Williams also added another RBI in this inning to close the gap to within seven runs (16-9). A Columbia Union home run plus streaky hitting put the game away with seven more runs in the top of the sixth.
Kallie Williams finished with five RBI from a 3-for-4 outing. Pitcher Jenna Owens (1-3) struck out two batters over a complete six-inning game of work.
At the end of game two, Williams and Schmidt finished with .500 averages, tied for the top spot for Gallaudet's offensive production.
The Bison (4-7-1, 0-2 CAC) take on the Eagles of Mary Washington on Wednesday, March 26 to resume conference play. The first pitch is set for 2:30 p.m.